[Formerly McWhirter Distributing Company]
For 75 years, MCW Fuels has been distributing oil and diesel products throughout western United States and has become one of the leading distributors in the petroleum products industry on the west coast. Established in 1938, MCW Fuels now markets over 150 million gallons of branded and unbranded fuels per year, with 2012 sales totalling $363,300,000, (up from sales of $241,500,000 in 2011 and sales of $188,700,000 in 2010.) Beginning with a single distributorship in Van Nuys, California, MCW Fuels has an aggressive acquisition program underway, purchasing Westco Petroleum Distributors Inc., and Ocean Pacific Fuels Inc. in June/July, 2012.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON HONORS MCW’S CEO, DR. R.G. BAILEY.
On June 12th, 2014, the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering Alumni honored our CEO, Dr. R.G. Bailey during their annual Alumni Awards Gala, which recognizes key alumni members for their significant contributions to society and the profession.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Raymond G. Bailey Ph.D., P.E.
Gerald Bailey, Ph.D.,P.E., (BSChE ’63) is a product of the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical engineering department and studied under such notable professors as Dukler and Tiller, who set the standards for the department. He was active in the AIChE student chapter and won first place in the 1963 regional paper contest among Texas universities with a paper on fuel cells. He joined Texaco after graduation, and over a period of 15 years, worked in Port Arthur, Texas and New York, NY in the petrochemicals department, rising to a plant supervisor position. He then took a position in Libya, where he had operations supervisory posts in production and LNG. Subsequently, he served as operations superintendent at the Exxon refinery in Aruba. He then travelled back to the Middle East to Qatar Petroleum as field operation manager of the Abu Dhabi Onshore Oil Company. In 1992, he was appointed President, Exxon Arabian Gulf with responsibility for all operations in the region. He retired early in 1997 to return to the United States after many years abroad.
Since then Gerald remains active in consultations at Bailey Petroleum, where he is involved in consulting and operations management of several oil and gas ventures. He was recognized by the AIChE for these services. He currently serves on a number of industry boards, holding chairman, and CEO positions, among which are MCW Energy Group, BCM Energy, Trinity Energy and Origin Oil. Along with being an UII Alumni Life Member, he is a member of the Middle East Policy Council, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.
Gerald is a native Houstonian and an Aldine High School graduate and has written books on his hobby….golf, and on political science. He credits his success and support to his wife, Sue, who has relentlessly accompanied him in all these adventures for the past 51 years, from time to time in the trenches to state dinners with royalty…along with his two now married daughters, Debra and Barbra, who likewise have shared this challenging and exciting engineering lifestyle.